PennPIRG announces 33rd Trouble in Toyland report, identifies unsafe toys

PennPIRG announces 33rd Trouble in Toyland report, identifies unsafe toys

On Tuesday morning Reuben Mathew, an associate with Pennsylvania Public Interest Research Group Education Fund (PIRG), joined Auditor General Eugene DePasquale to announce PennPIRG's 33rd Trouble in Toyland report. 

PennPIRG tests popular children's toys every year to see which pose hazards to children. This year, 15 of the 40 toys tested had safety issues.

Tuesday, November 20, 2018/Author: Kara Barmoy
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Potential billions for Amazon draws criticisms from legislature

Potential billions for Amazon draws criticisms from legislature

Despite a $4.6 billion offer, having two cities on the public shortlist and the decision to plant two locations instead of one, Pennsylvania did not land online retail giant Amazon’s second headquarters.

Both Philadelphia and Pittsburgh were named as finalists for the project earlier this year, which would have led to $5 billion in private investment and 50,000 jobs before the Amazon decided to split HQ2 between two locations.

However, the multibillion dollar incentives, combined with many local concessions, prompted bipartisan politicians to sound off with their displeasure with the offer.
Tuesday, November 20, 2018/Author: Stephen Caruso
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